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Western Fair Brass Quintet (Ryan Meeboer)

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Western Fair Brass Quintet (Ryan Meeboer)

GRADE 2 - 2.5

Western Fair is an energetic, uplifting piece that can be fun for both players to perform and listeners to hear. It slowly builds from a horn solo into a slow, epic, cut-time feel in the middle before driving to an exciting ending.

The piece is composed using two main melodies, one from measures 1-8, and the other from measures 9-17. Throughout the piece, these melodies are performed in many forms, combined in various fragments, and supported with different harmonic backgrounds, giving it new life each time it is heard. 

For all parts, it is important that articulations are performed accurately in order to keep the effect and feel of the piece.